Avicii — In Memoriam: We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss a great talent, kind soul and friend to the Image-Line family. He will be greatly missed. The team at Image-Line send our heartfelt condolences to Tim’s family and friends (20th April 2018).
Tim Berg (Avicii) is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer. His single “Bromance” launched his career and charted in Belgium, Netherlands, and Sweden. “Seek Bromance” was released shortly after (below right), charting on the UK Singles Charts and reached number one on the international Beatport chart. We caught up with Avicii to talk about his journey so far.
Tell us about your track ‘Bromance’
Well, the melody was actually something I made almost two years ago when I was on the road. It was not until later that my manager reminded me of it and said “we really ought to work more on this one”. The end result is not far from the original at all, just a few small tweaks and different instruments, but a lot of work was put into making it sound perfect in both harmony and energy.
How did you get involved creating music & FL Studio?
I was introduced to FL through a friend and was hooked instantly. It’s so easy and quick to use so after my first project (remixing an old Commodore 64 game called Lazy Jones, later known as Avicii – Lazy Lace), I literally couldn’t shut the program down. Even today – two years and a lot of tracks behind me – it’s still my main production software.
|Tell us about your production environment & toys?|
Well we just finished building my studio and so far I have very little hardware. Basically a couple of pre-amps and double sets of studio monitors, a Swedish made compressor, mics, extra long midi keyboard and external sound card and main i/o switch between monitors, computers and screens. Then it’s my computer with FL Studio and (what feels like) a jungle of software plugs.
Do you have any links you would like to share?
www.avicii.com [my artist website]
www.youtube.com/aviciideo [my official YouTube channel]
www.atnight.se [my managements site]
www.facebook.com/avicii [with artist related stuff]
www.twitter.com/avicii [my personal tweets]
www.soundcloud.com/aviciiofficial [track previews here first]
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